Support Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs in FY 2017

The continuing crisis in Flint, Michigan is a terrible reminder that lead poisoning remains a national health concern. Hundreds of thousands of children aged one to five years old in the U.S. have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, which can have significant long term consequences on development. At the same time, government efforts to prevent lead poisoning and promote healthy housing have been consistently underfunded for the last several years. For instance, there is no national surveillance system for lead poisoning.

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Restore Integrity to Budget Enforcement

We invite you to be an original co-sponsor of the Budget Enforcement Awareness Resolution, a resolution amending House rules to ensure members can make more informed decisions about budget-breaking legislation.

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Briefing 2/23: U.S. Foreign Aid in the Americas (v. 2)

The United States has strong relationships with most of its neighbors in Latin America. But U.S. foreign assistance the region has fluctuated over time according to regional trends and U.S. policy initiatives. Current U.S.-funded programs range from gang violence prevention projects to counternarcotics training to justice sector reform.

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Briefing 2/23: U.S. Foreign Aid in the Americas

The United States has strong relationships with most of its neighbors in Latin America. But U.S. foreign assistance to the region has fluctuated over time according to regional trends and U.S. policy initiatives. Current U.S.-funded programs range from gang violence prevention projects to counternarcotics training to justice sector reform.

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PAWS FOR LOVE: Friday 11:00am-1:30pm

By now, you should have received an invitation to PAWS FOR LOVE, an annual event sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and hosted by the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. The event will feature dozens of adoptable dogs and cats from nine local shelters and rescues, as well as two equine groups who will share info about their work with horses.

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Passing H.R. 3016 this Afternoon Will Break a Promise to Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines

I write today to bring your attention to an urgent problem in H.R. 3016, The VA Provider Equity Act, and urge you to vote no on the bill. In it are many great provisions that help our Veterans and improve the VA. However, the way we are funding this bill is by cutting housing payments to children of Service Members. If they do not or are unable to transfer their GI Bill benefit within 180 days of enactment, their children will receive a 50% cut to their housing stipend.

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